NI Multisim Education Edition 14.0

An electronic engineer's tool for electronic circuit design and SPICE simulation

  • Category:

    Electronics

  • Version:

    Education Edition 14.0

  • Works under:

    Windows 2000 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 2003 / Windows 7

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    6.0 (335)

Developed by National Instruments, Multisim is a SPICE simulation environment. This software application is an instructional tool that is designed to develop a student's expertise through practical applications. This software application covers areas such as designing, prototyping and even testing electrical circuits.

Pros

  • One of the greatest benefits associated with Multisim is the SPICE simulation environment. Within this environment, a student is engaged in a manner that includes many of the elememts that are critical to designing, developing, prototyping and testing actual electrical circuits. The SPICE environment available via Multisim is the closest thing to an actual real-world experience, without all the negative consequences and risks associated with undertaking these tasks in a true brick and mortar world environment.
  • Another major benefit associated with Multisim is the group of intuitive analysis features included with the application. Through this intuitive analysis feature, a student using this application has a real-time learning experience that is comparable to having a trained professional at his or her side throughout the entire process.
  • Yet another positive element associated with Multisim is efficiency. Through the use of the Multisim SPICE environment, not only are the design, development and other processes truly realistic, they can also be undertaken in a highly efficient manner. The functionality of Multisim reduces the number of errors which otherwise might occur as these processes progress.
  • Multisim is compatible with a number of different Windows operating systems, which represents another key benefit of the application. These operating systems include Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and, most recently, Windows 8. These systems represent the most broadly utilized Windows operating systems in use today.

Cons

  • Although most users find the interface straightforward, the interface is one area in which some reservations about the application have been expressed. Some users contend that the interface is unduly complicated. In fact, individuals with at least some experience with similar types of programs appear to have no issues with the interface. Concerns over complexity of the interface seem to be mostly limited to people generally unfamiliar with this type of software product. In any case, available instructional materials render it fairly easy for even a novice to garner an essential understanding of the interface.

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